NASCAR took a moment of silence in solidarity with civil rights movement going on in our nation, before the race in Atlanta. President Steve Phelps made an amazing statement as well.
Before the famous "Start your engines" was shouted, drivers and teams took a moment to honor the civil unrest and the Black Live Matter movement in our country. Some drivers and team members, like Bubba Watson, wore shirts showing their support that read "I Can't Breathe", among other phrases.
A touching moment was when all the drivers where held at the starting line for a moment of silence and a powerful message from President Phelps.
He spoke to drivers saying "Our country is in pain.... Our sport must do better, our country must do better. The time is now to listen, to understand and to stand against racism and racial injustice."
Before the race, many drivers appeared in a video shared on social media stand up with the black community as well. Including ATL's own Chase Elliot.